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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Effect of vegetable oil supplementation on growth performance and blood biochemicals parameters in crossbred calves in winter months

Author(s):
Madhu Suman, Monika Bhardwaj, Devesh Thakur, Ankaj Thakur, Rohit Chauhan, Manoj Sharma, Rakesh Ahuja, Nishant Verma and Messam Raza
Abstract:
The present study was conducted on eighteen female crossbred calves for 120 days to examine the influence of vegetable oil (mustard oil) on growth performance and blood biochemical parameters in crossbred calves in winter months. The calves were blocked into two equal groups on the basis of average body weight. The calves in both groups received a basal diet and calves in treatment group additionally supplemented with vegetable oil @ 3% of drymatter intake (DMI). The DMI is not affected by supplementation with vegetable oil. The overall average gain was significantly more (p<0.05) in treatment group as compared to control. There was no effect of vegetable oil supplementation on FRAP assay, SOD and catalase activity in winter months. Plasma concentration of cortisol was also not affected by treatments. It was concluded that vegetable oil supplementation does not able to impose any effect on biochemical parameters, but there is significant effect on the growth performance as additional energy is provided by mustard oil to compensate for increased energy demands in cold stress.
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How to cite this article:
Madhu Suman, Monika Bhardwaj, Devesh Thakur, Ankaj Thakur, Rohit Chauhan, Manoj Sharma, Rakesh Ahuja, Nishant Verma, Messam Raza. Effect of vegetable oil supplementation on growth performance and blood biochemicals parameters in crossbred calves in winter months. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):1754-1758.

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